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Ang Kak and Ginger Chicken Soup

Dishes that contain ang kak will have a distinctive bright red color, hence the color of the chicken and the soup. The color may be quite a shock, but the taste of this soup is so subtle and with a definite hint of ginger, a perfect soup to be had in cold weather.

Ang Kak and Ginger Chicken Soup

Ang Kak and Ginger Chicken Soup

Ang Kak and Ginger Chicken Soup



Prep Time: 30 mins

Cook Time: 1 hour

Total Time: 1 hour 30 mins

Serves: 4


  • 1 free range chicken (Indonesian: ayam kampung), cut into 4 pieces
  • 2 tablespoon ang kak
  • 4 inches ginger, peeled and bruised
  • 2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 liter water


  1. Place all ingredients in a soup pot and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 1 hour. Divide into four soup bowls and serve warm.


  • Laurel says:

    where do you buy it?

    • Anita says:

      If you have access to 99 Ranch or Marina, they should carry angkak (red yeast rice) in the Chinese herb aisle.

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